New Song Releases From Singapore Musicians To Have On Loop
The Intro by Jon Chua JX ft. Julia Duclos
You may find Jon Chua JX’s sound familiar with his involvement in The Sam Willows, but now he’s making strides as a solo powerhouse. Collaborating with Malaysian songstress, Julia Duclos, The Intro is a catchy R&B track about how time will always have its way of affecting the perspectives and thoughts felt by different individuals throughout the course of a relationship. Poignant, refreshing, and honestly such a mood, this song is one that’ll you want to keep on replay.
Up-and-coming indie-electronic producer Shy-c relates to the anxieties we may feel when a million thoughts fill up our minds with this track. The musician delves into the relatable feelings in moments where we feel frustrated by ourselves and the world around us and explores how we can shut the voices off is to find solace while we’re asleep. If you’re someone who enjoys chilling out to lo-fi playlists, you’ll absolutely love the hypnotising yet calming melodies of this superb new track.
This month, our favourite pop princess Ysa Yaneza will be revealing a new bubblegum pop cover ballad of the iconic ’80s lovesong by English band Spandau Ballet. Dedicating this nostalgic track to father and her Filipino heritage, she’s given her own Y2K treatment to this track, which we bet will get you up dancing or dreaming of a scene where your long-lost soulmate appears before your eyes.
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Ashes by Miho Fukahara and Charlie Lim
Homegrown singer-songwriter Charlie Lim is back in the studio and this time around, he has created an all-new bilingual track together with Japanese soul singer Miho Fukahara. Call it a song for the times, if you will, as the single’s about the intimate feeling of longing and loneliness when you’re forced to be estranged from loved ones, especially in the current pandemic where travel restrictions and social distancing prevent us from visiting those close to our heart. Accompanied by a mesmerising piano symphony, the new song completely captures the duo’s sentiment of hope and better days to come.
Love can sometimes feel exasperating when you’re on the losing end, especially when you believed it was unconditional – and for emerging R&B artiste Abbey, she can simply relate. Her debut track Guilty tells the heart-wrenching story of how a picture-perfect romance can go sour when the love felt is lost and yet, is still impossible to walk away from; knowing that there’ll always be a partner who can provide intense passion and care even if the relationship becomes lacklustre.
A timely musical reminder for us to be kinder to ourselves, Annette Lee pours her heart out in this beautiful ballad. Tapping into her personal experiences when she felt like she was stuck in a tough rut, the singer-songwriter gives us an authentic look into her innermost thoughts, how it’s normal to feel lost in the moment, and gives us hope that there’ll certainly be better days ahead in the future.